Mrs. Davidson called a repairman to fix her dishwasher. "Since I have to work, I'll leave the key under the mat. You fix the dishwasher, leave the bill, and I'll mail you a check. Don't worry about my bulldog. He won't bother you. But, whatever you do, do not talk to my parrot!"
The repairman arrived at Mrs. Davidson's apartment and discovered the biggest, meanest, bulldog he'd ever seen, but, just as she said, the dog just laid on the carpet watching him fix the dishwasher.
Meanwhile the parrot drove him nuts with his incessant yelling, cursing, and name-calling.
Finally, the repairman could control himself no longer. "Shut up, you stupid damn bird!"
To which the parrot replied, "Get him, Spike!"